Saturday, February 2, 2008

hidden mickey

did anyone know about this ?! i didn't.
n i thought u might wanna know cos it just sent a huge wave of curiosity at me.

the hidden mickey is the usual mickey head silhouette - u know, the 3 circles? only it's put in very inconspicuous places everywhere... from rides on disneyland to disney animated movies!

so here's a list taken from wiki where the hidden mickeys appear in movies:-

  • Aladdin (1992)(When Rajah the Kitten is being transformed back into a tiger, the shape of Rajah's head turns into the shape of Mickey for a split-second.
  • Bambi 2
  • Beauty and the Beast (When Gaston entered Belle's house in preparation to propose, the mud on his feet as he put them on the table formed a Hidden Mickey)
  • The Black Cauldron
  • A Bug's Life (As the ants are retreating into the ant hill when the grasshoppers first arrive, they run through a hole in the wall shaped like Mickey's head)
  • Cinderella (When Cinderella is singing "Sing Sweet Nightingale," three bubbles form the head and ears of Mickey Mouse.)
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (In the bedroom, you can see that the foil wall has Mickey pressings in it.)
  • Enchanted (The bus driver's hair is shaped like Mickey's head)
  • A Goofy Movie (If you look closely at the crowd at the Power Line concert, you can see Mickey.)
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • High School Musical 2 (The hidden Mickey was seen on Sharpay's dress in the scene after "What Time Is It")
  • How To Hook Up Your Home Theater (One of Goofy's many remotes has buttons in the shape of a Hidden Mickey)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (The gaps in the brick railing of the cathedral are shaped like Mickey's head.)
  • Lilo & Stitch (On Jumba's platform while awaiting his sentence in court.)
  • The Lion King (On the praying mantis that is shown during the scene when Timon is pulling out a beetle from a knothole.)
  • The Lion King 1½
    • There are 20 different Hidden Mickeys seen in the backgrounds of The Lion King 1½. The DVD features a DVD game entitled Hidden Mickey Hunt which allows the viewer to find all 20 Hidden Mickeys.
  • The Little Mermaid (at the beginning of the film, Mickey, Donald and Goofy can be spotted in the audience of the recital, and in the contract Ursula presents to Ariel.)
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mulan (On Shang's horse's rear end.)
  • Mulan 2
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (After Jack delivers his Christmas presents, the little girl with the scary teddy bear has on Mickey pajamas & the little boy has on Donald pajamas)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (When the whole family sings "Dalmatian Plantation", a puppy that looks like Mickey Mouse is at Roger and Anita's feet. Also, during the opening credits of the film, some of the 'dalmatian spots' beneath the text "Walt Disney presents" combine to form a Hidden Mickey.)
  • Peter Pan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    • On Sao Feng's navigational charts.
    • In the Sails behind Elizabeth when she's on deck of the Pearl giving the "Hoist the Colors" speech.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    • In the Black Pearl's attack on Port Royal. A cannon on the fort fires and the smoke forms a hidden Mickey.
    • In the clouds behind Jack Sparrow on the top left corner of the screen in the scene where he tells Will Turner about his father.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    • On the self said dead man's chest, Jack Sparrow turns the key in the lock, the lock forms a hidden mickey.
  • Pocahontas
  • RatatouilleAt the 1:42:11 mark, there is a hidden Mickey in the form of pots and pans hanging from the rack, seen through the window of the kitchen door
  • Recess: School's Out (When the kids, hiding in the heating duct, witness the tractor beam being tested, the first shot of the moon being hit show a cluster of craters on the upper right side, shaped like Mickey Mouse's head.)
  • Santa's Workshop (1932, a partially obscured Mickey can be seen in Santa's bag at the 5:54 mark)
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Incredibles (When Mr. Incredible was launched off the airplane to the island, several trees on top of a hill on the island form a hidden mickey.)
  • Toy Story (When buzz first comes into the film and 'flys' around the room the clock on the wall which looks like a large wrist watch has mickey mouse on the face)
  • Toy Story 2 (one of the ones from the original can be seen again)
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tron (When the Solar Sailer is flying across the landscape (just after Flynn joins Tron and Yori), a high angle shot shows a clear view of a flat section of the ground below that is in the shape of Mickey's profile.)

if you're like me, YOU HAD NO IDEA, rite?!
now i feel like watchin every disney movie i've ever seen all over again so i can spot the hidden mickeys!!! it's in PIRATES lor~! and Shang's horse's ass in Mulan!!! what the... imagine how weird it would be if you spotted the mickey in pirates!
but i noticed the one on Ratatouille n Enchanted.

oh.. its even in the Gremlins, when a troop of Gremlins hang out in the cinema enjoying a showing of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a Gremlin with Mickey Mouse ears can be seen.
incredible! i can be sure none of you remember this one.

-spot 'em-

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